Herrera y Tordesillas, Antonio de

Herrera y Tordesillas, Antonio de äntō´nyō ᵺā ārā´rä ē tôrᵺāsē´lyäs [key], 1559?–1625, Spanish historian. Appointed official historiographer of Castile and the Indies under Philip II, he wrote a general history of the New World (1601), a history of Philip's reign (1601–12), and various other works dealing with his own times. He had access to official documents, and his facts are generally reliable.

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